Friday, April 10, 2015

on view @ the GUGGENHEIM

From March 6 to May 13, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will be presenting the winner of the HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2014, Paul Chan.
The Hong Kong-born artist who lives in New York is one of the most original and versatile artists of our times. He combines the most diverse techniques in his work with the greatest of ease, working with as much virtuosity in video and installation, as in the classic arts of drawing and painting. Chan’s multilayered works succeed in continually posing topical questions in a new and provocative way.
For his exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, Paul Chan has chosen the title of “Nonprojections for New Lovers,” and will be showing his “Nonprojections” – a work created since 2013 – for the first time in the USA. For this the 42-year-old has employed various elements including running video projectors which do not, however, project a direct image onto a surface. The artist’s idea is that the images will instead be conjured up by the power of imagination in the mind’s eye of the viewer. The exhibit “Tetra Gummi Phone” – showing a white veil swaying in the air emitted by ventilators – is described by the artist as sculptural animation. His new book series “New Lovers” will also be launched during the exhibition. In 2010, Chan founded the Badlands Unlimited publishing house as a further area of experimentation for artists and writers. In the new series he publishes the voices of young writers who have engaged with erotic literature.
HUGO BOSS has now been committed to contemporary art for twenty years. Every two years the HUGO BOSS PRIZE, awarded in conjunction with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, recognizes groundbreaking achievements of contemporary artists. Paul Chan is already the tenth recipient and his solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York forms part of the award.

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